Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 9 and the 3080 Ti Founders Edition just completely dominates. This is a 39% jump in performance over the original RTX 3080 FE, getting up past 10k CUDA cores really made a big difference!
In Basemark I test with the DirectX12 setting and again with OpenGL. The 3080 Ti Founders Edition does top this chart as well, but the gap between it and the two RTX 3080’s is a little smaller at 11.6%. In fact, the 3080 Ti Founders Edition came in lower on the OpenGL test even.
Blender is always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. Here I render two scenes and combine the total time it takes. The 3080 Ti Founders Edition did well in Blender but only matched what I previously have seen with the RTX 3080 Founders Edition and the overclocked Suprim X 3080 was still faster. The lower clock speed seems to be hurting Blender's performance. Switching to Optix however, the 3080 Ti Founders Edition still shines coming in 10 seconds or 19% improvement over the 3080 Suprim X.